The Fuzzle Family Felt Pattern Set is written by Diane Hurst.
It is delivered in an e-book format and is very affordable at only
$4.00. It is a very creative and fun idea for the whole family.
I have mixed reviews about this product. I can say that it is
a wonderful concept; I am just not sure it was for our family.
Let me first tell you a little about what you will receive. There
are 27 pages with all of the instructions and patterns to make
not only the felt characters but also the extras needed. Some of
these extras include ideas on how to create a felt board for displays,
clothing for the characters, and even the car and home the family
would use. There are patterns for a complete felt family, including
the family pet. The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
The patterns are well laid out and easy to cut out. However, the
only negative I had with this product is the amount of prep time
it takes. There is a lot of work involved in cutting out all the
patterns, sewing the pieces of felt together, and adding the hair
for each character. It took us several days just to get all the
patterns cut out. Once the pieces were finished, the set did lend
itself to several hours of creative play. The author provides several
ideas of how the felt characters can be used through out the school
day and for creative playtime.
I would recommend that this product be planned for an extended
amount of time. It would be a great lesson in sewing for a beginner
who needs a little extra practice. For the price, and with some
time for the preparations to be made, this e-book is a fun product
the whole family can join in on.